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Kendall Alton Crill

June 16, 1944 – June 28, 2020

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Kendall Alton Crill peacefully left to be with his Lord after a long hospital stay at MD Anderson where he was blessed with the most wonderful doctors, nurses, and respiratory, physical, occupational, and speech therapists. Throughout his life, he impacted everyone he touched.   He had a wonderful life and he enjoyed every bit of it.

Born in 1944 in Memphis, TN, Ken lived in Kansas, Georgia and Kentucky in this early childhood and graduated from Frayser High School.   He attended Lambuth University in Jackson, TN and then Memphis State University and was a proud member of Kappa Alpha Order.

Ken started with Delta Air Lines in Memphis, TN loading bags but grew within the company where he spent 19 years in marketing, residing in Memphis TN, Montgomery AL, and Atlanta GA.   Retiring from Delta after 33 yrs. of service, he developed a career in real estate with ReMax in Peachtree City, GA and then Oxford, MS.

An avid golfer, Ken loved travel, all sports, history and genealogy, and singing in the church choir.   Ken had a gift for remembering and calling people by their name from the first time he met them.   An avid supporter of Alcoholics Anonymous, Ken accomplished his 30-year chip.

If you knew Ken Crill, you knew he loved the Lord.    If you knew Ken Crill, you also knew he had a witty sense of humor and a knack for storytelling.   If you knew Ken Crill, you knew you were loved by him.   He loved his children, his grandchildren, his nieces and nephews especially when entertaining them with his cricket noises.   They were the highlight of his life.   He was known for giving great greeting cards and taking time to pick out the one with just the right words.   Then he’d underline those words to emphasize their importance.

He leaves his wife of 43 years, Myra Ferguson Crill, affectionately known as Fergie, who never left his side in sickness and in health.  He also leaves behind his “girls” Cindy Crill Brewer (Kevin) and Cathy Crill Herrington, his grandchildren Benjamin Thomas Brewer, George Franklin Brewer and Clara Goodwin Herrington, his sister Judi Crill Belote (Marvin) and his adored goddaughter Lindsey Satterwhite Tonkin all of Memphis, TN.   He is preceded in death by his parents Reverend Bruce Alton Crill and Nora May Crill and his son-in-law Clarence Goodwin Herrington III.

A current resident of Oxford MS, Ken was a member of North Oxford Baptist Church.  Services will be held on Thursday, July 2, 2020 in Bruce, MS at Parker Memorial Funeral Home at 2:00pm, with visitation at 1:00pm.   Graveside to follow services at Bruce Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be forwarded to North Oxford Baptist Church, PO Box 1700, Oxford, MS 38655.

Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce and Vardaman is honored to serve the family in helping make arrangements remembering Ken’s life. Online condolences may be composed at

The staff and Parker Memorial Funeral Home prioritize the health and well-being of our associates, family and guests.  We understand this is a fluid and serious situation that we are in today and that we are monitoring and evaluating developments of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

We and the state still believe that gathering and supporting one another at a time of loss is very important.  At this time, we are asking everyone to support a limited gathering and visitation policy.   This is a guideline of the CDC and the state board of health. We will be allowing small family groups and limited persons at visitation, funerals and gravesides until this crisis is over.

We do ask that those at risk or those not feeling well stay at home, but reach out to the family via the memorial webpage on  Also we are listing family addresses where you may reach out to them and send them a card or a note of encouragement in their time of loss.  Flowers and expressions of sympathy are still being accepted.

We also ask those who are attending visitation and funeral services to follow the CDC recommendations to take the usual steps to help prevent the spread of illness. Social distancing is very important in the control of the spread of this virus.

Thank you for your patience and understanding in this time we are in with the (COVID-19).  When this crisis is over we will resume our normal procedures and operation.

Prayers are with all of you, we trust that God will protect and strengthen us as we get through this crisis together.  “Faith does not mean trusting God to stop the storm, but trusting Him to strengthen us as we walk through the storm”.

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Parker Memorial Funeral Home

  • Thursday, July 02, 2020

  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

  • Email Details

  • 476 Highway 9 North
    Bruce, Mississippi 38915

Funeral Service

Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

  • Thursday, July 02, 2020

  • 2:00 PM

  • Email Details

  • 476 Hwy 9 N
    Bruce, Mississippi 38915

1 thought on “Kendall Alton Crill”

  1. Hello Crill Family, I want to say that I am deeply sorry for your loss and would like to share a scripture with the you. It is found at Acts 24:15 and speaks of a “resurrection of the righteous and the unrighteous. ”
    Yes God, whose name is Jehovah, has promised to bring our loved ones back to life. This is a time many people look forward to. I hope this message is a source of encouragement and comfort for the family.


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